Diabetic Education

Education and counseling are available to both diabetics and those at high risk for the disease by a team composed of a registered nurse, registered dietitian, and health educator.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes
With a provider’s referral, we offer classes that provide information on the following American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE) self-care topics:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Monitoring blood sugars
  • Taking medications
  • Problem solving
  • Reducing risks

Healthy Coping
Our goal is to empower our patients with the self-care management skills necessary to improve their quality of life, using what they have learned through diabetes self–management education. 

Pre-diabetes and Diabetes Classes
Are you at risk for diabetes?  Not sure?  Check out this risk assessment here. For the Spanish version of this risk assessment click hereWe offer Lifestyle Change classes and Diabetes Prevention classes which are a part of the National Diabetes Prevention program. These classes are open to individuals in the public who may display signs of risk factors and do not require a doctor’s referral. If you meet the previously listed risk factor criteria, please call the health department at 615-898-7880 to sign up.

For more information about the Type 2 Diabetes prevention program, view our brochure here

Diabetes Management and Prevention Presentations

We want to spread the word about diabetes prevention and good nutrition in our Rutherford County community, and would be happy to come speak to your group. 

Examples of topics we have presented on in the past include diabetes risk factors and ways to prevent diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle changes. We have also presented on nutrition topics like healthy plate, dining out, and label reading.

To request a presentation, please fill out the community request form, select diabetes education as a topic, and email to Angela Scrivens, RN, CDE or return to the Rutherford County Health Department.

Contact Information:
Angela Scrivens, RN, CDE

Rutherford County Health Department 
100 W. Burton Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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